You could probably tell, I like the Live Wallpapers that do more than just look pretty. Don’t get me wrong, I like pretty things, but form without function just doesn’t do it for me.

Recently I covered Beautiful Live Weather and briefly mentioned Google Maps’ Live Wallpaper. Of course, Google Maps Live Wallpaper uses Google Maps. If you want to use Bing maps or another provider, you’re out of luck. This may not be an issue where you live, but in various parts of the globe, Google Maps aren’t available.

Recently David Horn released Advanced Map Live Wallpaper which adds many, many features and configuration options above what the Google Maps Live Wallpaper offers.


David’s app lets you choose from several map providers including Ordnance Survey in the U.K., Google, Bing, OpenStreet, and VFR and IFR charts. His app also promises to be more battery friendly than Google’s, using network locations for positioning and shutting down whenever the homescreen isn’t visible. The app also intelligently caches map images to reduce the need to re-downloaded map tiles.

Advanced Map Live Wallpaper is available to download free from the Market (or you can scan the barcode below from your Android to get it quicker).


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